B and P did a little tree trimming this weekend. We have had experience with the power company coming and trimming trees under the power lines. They make such a mess that we prefer keeping things trimmed and out of the way ourselves so that the power company doesn't come and do any clearing. We have some Christmas trees planted under the lines which helps keep things tidy. We keep it mowed around them and know they will not get tall enough to get in the way. But sometimes the other volunteer trees get too tall and have to be removed. P learned to tie the right knot for the guide rope and to count rings to see how old a tree was.
As an added bonus, we get a few more little firewood stacks to add to next year's wood supply.
I've been a knitting fiend in the evenings the last few weeks. I finished the mate to Addele's Abbey Road. I love the texuture pattern in these socks and the way it flows directly into the ribbing at the top. The cable pattern also goes down the heel flap. It was an interesting change to make these toe up socks. The pattern was fairly easy to follow. I ended up knitting the heel and flap a couple of times but that was because I miscounted stitches not because there was a problem with the pattern. The yarn was also really nice to knit.